Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wiimote Controller Support for the HTC Evo with Custom Rom

Things keep getting better for the Evo this week first the Froyo update is announced and now shdwknt has posted video of his Evo successfully using the Wiimote as a bluetooth controller on his various emulators over on  This lets him play classics like SNES, Genesis, and even Playstation using  WiiRemote as a controller.  With the Evo's kickstand and multi-player support the Evo just got even better. I tried this app before and it wasn't compatible with HTC Sense so it seems to work for him because he is using the custom rom from Cyanogen that does not use HTC Sense. Hopefully someone will find a way to use this and keep HTC Sense cause I don't wanna lose it but I can't wait to get some Mario and Sonic crackin with a REAL controller!!!!


Friday, July 30, 2010

Verizon's Motorola Droid to get Android 2.2 Update Next Week

Not to be left behind by Sprint and the HTC Evo 4G, Verizon announces that the Motorola Droid will be receiving an update to Froyo Android 2.2 sometime next week.  I'm glad to see the carriers putting heat on each other, this is what happens when all the carriers start getting quality phones! No mention of the other phones in the Droid-family, but they can't be far behind. This is also great news for Droid owners because it shows that the phone wont be completely abandoned by VZW now that the Droid 2 right around the corner.


Source: Engadget

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sprint HTC Evo 4G Receives Android 2.2 Froyo Update Beginning Tomorrow!!!

Thats right Sprint's "soon" is finally here! The update is scheduled to begin trickling out to customers via an over-the-air (OTA) update tomorrow around 11am est.(UPDATE: Official release of the update will begin Tuesday August 3rd) Include in the update are many new features and fixes including:
Application Sharing
Built in LED Flashlight App
Many upgrades to Facebook integration
Small updates to the keyboard
Flash 10.1
New HTC Widgets
Camera/Camcorder updates - including Spotlight for video

To view the HTC/Sprint specific updates check out Engadget's slide show and Sprint's official announcement

Check out this video for some of the new features of Android 2.2 Froyo

Click here for more info on Android 2.2

My Touch 3G HD Pics Leaked

T-Mobile customers may be in for some high end exclusive Android goodness in the near future.  Pics leak of an upcoming addition to their successful My Touch 3G line of Android handsets, and so far it looks really good. No Specs have been leaked yet but if it builds off of where the 3G Slide left off it should be a good phone. Rumors have it that it will be the first HSPA+ ("4G-like" data speeds) equipped Just keep those fingers crossed that "HD" means it will at least have 1Ghz processor, 4" display, front facing camera, and Android 2.2.
Source: Engadget

New Video Footage of Blackberry OS 6

New video footage of Blackberry OS 6 has been leaked out so hopefully that means a lot of Crackberry addicts will be happy soon.  The OS is getting closer and closer to your BBM'ing hands. Check it out and please share your thoughts in the comments section.


Sprint's ZTE "Apple" Peel Brings wireless 3G to your iPod Touch

Sprint just passed a new device through FCC that will attach to an un-named suspiciously iPod touch shaped device and provide 3G data services as well as some extra battery juice! Keep an eye out for this soon it is sure to be interesting! Hopefully a 4G model will follow if this thing is successful.
Source: Engadget


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Verizon Releases new Droid X!!

Verizon's new giant screen device the Droid X was released today. The Phone can be yours for $199.99 on a 2 year contract right now!Droid X is Verizon and Motorola's answer to the Sprint Evo 4G. Though it lacks 4G internet speeds and a front facing video camera it has comparable specs in every other category. The Droid X comes with 1Ghz processor, 4.3" HD screen with 854x480 resolution, an 8MP camera with 720p video recording capabilities and comes preloaded with Swype! The Droid X comes with Motorola's revamped version of MotoBlur over Android 2.1 but it has been confirmed that it will receive an update to Android 2.2. The device has 8GB built in storage and includes a a 16GB SD card for a total of 24GB of included storage. And for $20/month the Droid X can be used as a 3G hotspot for up to 5 other devices.

Source: Engadget

T-Mobile Samsung Variant Launch Today

T-Mobile launches its version of the Samsung Galaxy S today the Vibrant for $199.99. The Vibrant packs a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, 4" Super AMOLED screen, 5MP camera with 720p camcorder, and a Samsung branded Android 2.1. The phone also comes with a 2GB microSD card with The Sims 3 Collector's Edition and Avatar! T-Mobile now has a Super-Smart phone to join the Nexus One. Head to T-Mobile's Website to buy yours now!


Source: Engadget

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mixtape Break: Curren$y – Pilot Talk


The future of Hip-Hop begins now! Curren$y drops his first major release album “Pilot
Talk” on July 13th. To me this is the most anticipated album of the year and Curren$y is
on of the best MCs out. This is also the first the release from the resurging Roc-A-Fella
records, now run by Dame Dash. So if you like good music, go out cop Curren$y’s new
Check out these videos:$y/

Post by Sterling

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hands on with the Samsung Intercept from Sprint

I was fortunate enough to snag the new Samsung Intercept a day early from Radio Shack and knocked out a quick video review and comparison to the Samsung Moment. My first impressions of the device are pretty good. Great physical improvements from the Moment and aside from our device having some minor issues recognizing button presses on the touch sensitive buttons, it seems to be much more like the quality you'd expect from Samsung. Check out the video to see for yourself.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sprint's Samsung Intercept

Sprint has officially announced the Samsung Intercept which will likely be the replacement for the bug-ridden Samsung Moment. This device is almost exactly the same as the Moment except for an improved design. In my opinion the moment always looked like a prototype honestly. No matter how you look at it this device does add another option to Sprint's Android offerings and can be yours this weekend on July 11th for a 100 bucks!


Check out this video from a lucky guy who snagged one early:

Source: AndroidCentral

Motorola Charm Coming to T-Mobile

T-Mobile was the first to offer an Android phone (the G1) and is now the first to offer an Android handset with a portrait qwerty design. The new Motorola Charm has been officially announced as an addition to their Android line up. The design of this device may make it an easy transitional phone for you BlackBerry users who are accustomed to this form style.

The device has:

2.8" Touch screen
Full physical portrait qwerty
3MP Kodak camera
2nd Mic for noise cancellation
Unique BackTrack navigation track pad on the back of the phone (similar to the MOTO Backflip)
Android 2.1

No pricing or release date yet.


Source: Engadget

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

LG Builds It's Own Android Arsenal

LG begins to release the first of it's wave of Google powered Android phones to the world. These devices will compete with the offerings from HTC, Motorola and Samsung. Launching off over seas first of course but likely to make it to the U.S. in one form or another soon.

I don't really care for LG's designs but I'm glad that more Google options will be in the market. As the Android Army grows its good for all who use Google powered phones; it increases the appeal to developers, which means more and better apps and more. It will be interesting to see how these phones show up across the different american carriers...

Very few details have been released so far, but it looks like the devices will come with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box!!!


Source: Engadget

iPhone 4 Diamond Edition!... 20 STACKS!!!!!

A new custom designed unlocked white, 32GB iPhone 4 with diamond encrusted sides and Apple logo can be yours for $20,000! So now your edge in the "my phones better" war just got a little bit bigger.... even if it made you homeless lol!


Source: Endgadget

Mixtape Break: Independence Day

Firing this up on my Evo as I type! I'm a few days late but this is a must have! Chip Tha Ripper is hands down one of the best rappers out here and I'm not just saying that cuz I'm from Cleveland lol. Chip's newest mixtape is hosted by one of the best DJ's in the game my man DJ Steph Floss! Enough talkin hit the link, download and enjoy...



Mixtape Break: Fashionbly Late

Back from vaca hope you all had a great Independence Day Weekend! Back with some new music!

Check out this new mixtape “Fashionably Late” from up and coming artist Donnis. It’s definitely not mixtape of year but its good music to hold you over to the next big music release. And you really like this tape, look out his Fashionably Late EP.

Post courtesy of Sterling... Good looks